• Australia's Watson joins IPL's Bangalore for $1.4 million

    Australia's Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England skipper Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. All-rounder Watson, who had a base price of 20 million rupees ($295,000), was in high demand in Saturday's auction for the cash-rich tournament, the ninth edition of which will be played from April 9 to May 29. The right-handed batsman, who also bowls medium pace, will join a Bangalore team already boasting power-hitters Chris Gayle, AB de Villliers and Virat Kohli, and who have Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc in their ranks.

    Reuters
  • Yash Raj hasn't forgiven Shraddha Kapoor

    Here's what they did to get back at her!

    Spotboye
  • Aamir Khan becomes only Bollywood Khan sans endorsement

    New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): From being the most expensive celebrity endorser in the country last April, Aamir Khan is now among the Bollywood celebrities with no endorsement deals in his kitty. Probably the only 'Khan' in Bollywood not promoting any brand right now, Aamir was at a time charging anywhere between Rs 5-7 crores a day. "Khan and his team are in discussion with some brands and an announcement will happen when something concrete comes out," said one of them.

    ANI
  • This Delhi boy’s Twitter humour on Sonu Nigam’s on-flight performance is epic

    About two weeks ago, Sonu Nigam decided to give an impromptu performance mid-air on a Jet plane from Jodhpur to Mumbai and people couldn't stop feeling lucky. Inevitably, his video went viral. But the episode did not go down well with Jet Airways authorities and they decided to suspend all cabin crew. Well, the carrier took to Twitter to issue the statement which has thrown Twitterati into a frenzy yet again.

    The Indian Express
  • Exclusive: Sidharth Shukla And Tanishaa Mukerji’s Reaction On Their Alleged Affair!

    ‘Neel N Nikki’ actress and Bigg Boss 7 fame Tanishaa Mukerji is back in news once again for her alleged relationship. Remember, how Tanishaa Mukerji grabbed all the eyeballs after she started dating Armaan Kohli inside Bigg Boss 7 house? After breaking up with Armaan, reportedly Tanishaa has once again found love and its none other than Balika Vadhu actor Sidharth Shukla.

    Business of Cinema
  • One year of Arvind Kejriwal govt: Here is what happened so far under AAP rule

    The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi is set to complete one year in office even as the city stinks with garbage littered across its streets due to the strike by MCD workers over non-payment of their salaries.

    The Indian Express
  • Solar scam: Had freedom to enter Oommen Chandy’s house anytime, says Saritha S Nair

    A WEEK after Oommen Chandy told a judicial panel probing the solar scam that he had met Saritha S Nair only thrice, the key accused has claimed that she met the Kerala Chief Minister several times and was close to his family. Speaking to The Indian Express, Saritha said, “I was never a stranger to him or his family. Saritha said that she grew “close” to Chandy’s family after she was released from a six-month term in jail in 2011 following complaints of cheating that linked her to a solar equipment firm run by her live-in partner Biju Radhakrishnan.

    The Indian Express
  • Night shift- Seaface solution: Answer to all your pains is at his fingertips

    The soft clink of glass touching glass as he walks by, audible above the lapping waves, traffic and seaside chatter, is the only way to pick him apart from the average stroller at Worli Seaface. For over two years now, Paaji Chauhan has been patrolling the stretch of promenade between Haji Ali mosque and the southern end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, clinking away and providing some relaxation to harried Mumbaikars who gather at the seaside after sundown. Leaving his home in Mahim after 8 pm, Chauhan, in is his mid-forties, stays in Worli till 4 in the morning.

    The Indian Express
  • IRCTC announces 'Bharat Darshan' packages from Delhi, Chandigarh

    New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced the launch of four 'Bharat Darshan' special train packages from Delhi and Chandigarh, which will take travelers to popular destinations in south India and Goa.

    ANI
  • For India’s fastest train, railways will fence entire route costing around Rs 70 cr

    As the Indian Railways plans to roll out Gatiman Express--tipped as the country's fastest train yet—on the Delhi-Agra route shortly, it in an unprecedented decision has decided that the entire 195-kilometer long route will be fenced by March 2017. Conservative estimates have pegged the cost of the fencing at around Rs 70 crore and it will be for the first time in the country that an entire track length will be fenced both sides. Since the complete fencing on the route will only be done by March 2017, railways for the time being have decided to allow the running of this train for the first year, by having “sturdy fencing” at all of the “identified vulnerable locations”.

    The Indian Express
  • Have you tried Calicut’s ‘forest-style’ Veerappan Chicken yet?

    Adaminde Chaya Kada began life as a pop-up, in Kozhikode, about a year ago, and it has since then been a regular and popular presence in food festivals in several cities across the state. The names behind the dishes are no marketing gimmick, says the upcoming restaurants’ eponymous owner Aneez Adam, but, rather, it is a means to draw people’s attention towards the culinary heritage of Kerala’s Malabar region.

    The Indian Express
  • Arjun bogged down by the Zika epidemic

    The actor surely didn’t see this coming

    Spotboye
  • Guess Who Will Play Chakor Post 10 Year Leap

    Chakor’s innocence and free spirited attitude has conquered many hearts, making her an inspirational figure who the nation has always looked up to. 10 years have passed and we will see Chakor as an 18 year old athlete getting trained under the supervision of Arjun Sir (Vineet Raina). Post leap, taking the legacy ahead from Spandan Chaturvedi who played the young Chakor, will be Vidhi Pandya while Vijayendra Kumeria will be seen as Suraj Rajvanshi.

    Business of Cinema
  • Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees shoot on schedule in Bhuj, tweets Ritesh Sidhwani

    Shah Rukh Khan's Raees shooting in Bhuj, Gujarat is on schedule, tweeted film's producer Ritesh Sidhwani. SRK has recently reached Gujarat after wrapping up the Mumbai schedule of Raees directed by Rahul Dholakia.

    The Indian Express
  • Man arrested for allegedly raping three-year-old in Mumbai

    Mumbai, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Mumbai Police detained a 25-year-old man for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl from Dindoshi suburb of Goregaon area here yesterday evening.

    ANI
  • Shahid Kapoor Full Of Praises For His Rumoured Ex-Flame Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra, a powerhouse performer who’s talent and guts can never ever be underestimated and she always proves it by her performances and achievements one after the other. Recently, at the press conference of Zee Cine Awards 2016, where Shahid Kapoor will be hosting the awards. It’s true that PC is making India and all Indians really proud by presenting our country on such prestigious platforms.

    Business of Cinema
  • Now, Amazon's Echo speaker to order you an Uber

    New Delhi, Feb.6 (ANI): If you think tapping an app is too much effort, well you don't even need to do that the next time you order an Uber. Yes, after Amazon's Echo device was used to order a pizza and stream music on Spotify, now with the help of the device's digital assistant 'Alexa' one can call a cab from Uber. Alexa will also accept 'request me a ride,' 'call me a ride,' 'get me an Uber,' and dozens of other iterations.

    ANI
  • Travel agency in isolated Gaza recalls the "golden" 1950s

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Nabil Shurafa's travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. The posters of the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and a map of the world look out of place on the walls, given the sense of isolation that pervades Gaza, a narrow strip of land hemmed in by Israel on two sides, Egypt to the south and the blockaded Mediterranean to the west. Back then, Gaza was governed by Egypt and there was not much of a border to speak of.

    Reuters
  • Road Ministry gives nod to 18 projects worth Rs 16,614 cr

    The road transport and highways ministry on Friday cleared 18 highway projects having a cumulative length of 982 km to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 16,614 crore. As many as 11 projects of the proposed 18, cleared by the ministry in a meeting headed by its secretary Sanjay Mitra, would be developed through the newly-coined hybrid annuity model, in which the government would pay 40 per cent of the project cost in phases. Six projects would be developed through the EPC model and the remaining one using the traditional Build–operate–transfer (BOT) (toll) model.

    The Indian Express
  • Gold rally scares away physical buyers in China, India dealers offer discounts

    By Manolo Serapio Jr and Rajendra Jadhav MANILA/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Most physical gold buyers in Asia stayed off the market this week as the price surged to its highest since October, widening discounts in India and leaving demand largely lethargic in China ahead of next week's Lunar New Year holiday. Spot gold climbed as much as $40 an ounce this week to peak at $1,157.20 on Thursday, bolstered by a weaker dollar as doubts grew on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve can raise interest rates this year in the face of a slowing global economy. "We've only seen moderate buying on the physical side," said Ronald Leung, chief dealer at Lee Cheong Gold Dealers Ltd in Hong Kong.

    Reuters